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The Cedars Academy Easter Ski Trip Easter 2017 saw 33 pupils and 4 staff from The Cedars Academy take to the slopes in Les Menuires, France for the inaugural Cedars Academy Easter Ski Trip. The 2am start from The Cedars Academy on Easter Saturday saw lots of bleary eyes but a smooth journey to the… Read more »

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New Mathematics Department

We are delighted to announce the opening of our newly refurbished Mathematics Department. After a massive effort by our Premises and ICT teams over the Easter break, the state of the art classrooms on the lower site have been opened to pupils. All classrooms have the latest HD touch screens and pupils have been excited… Read more »

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Getting to Know Your New School – Monday 3rd April

On Monday night we welcomed future pupils and their families to the Cedars Academy to begin getting to know them ahead of our Induction process in July. The evening was a great opportunity for children and their parents to have a tour of the school, meet key members of staff and learn a little about… Read more »

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Year 10 Alter Ego ‘Going To Extremes’

On Thursday 24th March the Year 10s watched a performance of a powerful new play, ‘Going to Extremes’ by the theatre company Alter Ego. The play, which was developed with Leicestershire County Council and Alter Ego, contributes to the government’s agenda of safeguarding people from the threat of terrorism. It raises awareness of the risks… Read more »

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Health and Social Care Pupils visit Careers Fair

On the 8th of March, 56 Health and Social Care pupils attended a ‘Careers in Health and Caring Professions Fair’ at The Kube at Leicester Racecourse. Pupils were able to talk to a range of providers about their future career options. They also were able to go inside an ambulance and try their hand at… Read more »

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The Brilliant Club

On the 2nd of March our Year 8 Brilliant Club pupils visited Nottingham University . The purpose of the visit was to launch the programme and for the pupils to meet their PhD tutor Doctor Nina Jordan . Dr Jordan will be coming into school on a weekly basis to have tutorials with the pupils…. Read more »

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Birmingham University Visit

On Wednesday some of our Year 10 pupils attended a raising aspirations day at Birmingham University. Pupils had the opportunity to speak to current students, research the courses on offer and create their own pathways to the courses. A tour of the city campus was also provided and we were very privileged to be allowed… Read more »

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Historians Visit Oxford Museums

On 2nd March 30 Year 10 Historians visited Oxford University Museums to deepen their understanding of navigation and exploration in the Elizabethan Age. At the Ashmolean pupils examined artefacts traded by Elizabethan explorers and learnt of the diversity of interactions England experienced in the sixteenth century. The History of Science Museum allowed everybody to be… Read more »

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Olympians visit the Cedars

It was a very special morning having Libby and Chris pop into The Cedars Academy. They are such a successful partnership, as we saw at the Paralympic Games, and our pupils can learn a lot from both of them. Libby and Chris were a pleasure to have around and it is great that athletes so… Read more »

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Year 7s Writing Skills Rewarded

In English our Year 7s are currently working on producing a range of different types of writing; creating letters, leaflets, newspaper articles and other transactional writing. The focus is on developing writing skills (sentence structure, punctuation and spelling) whilst also encouraging our pupils to think about different levels of formality and be creative too! As… Read more »

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